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Avs Prospects Take the Ice at 2019 Development Camp

Colorado prospects opened camp with on-ice sessions on Wednesday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar was back on his team's practice ice on Wednesday, but not with his usual players.

Bednar and his staff led Avs prospects, newly-drafted players and camp invites through a 90-minute session to end the first day of on-ice activities at Colorado's 2019 development camp. The Avalanche coach introduced the group of about 30 players to some drills he frequently uses with the NHL club before he closed the practice with a fun, two-on-two competition between the blue lines.

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Timmins Skates at Development Camp

Defenseman missed the entire 2018-19 season

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--There was plenty of excitement among the Colorado Avalanche prospects on the first day of on-ice activities at the team's development camp.

But for defenseman Conor Timmins, the drills and practices were especially meaningful after 14 months of battling back from a head injury that included post-concussion symptoms.

"I think every day you take a step forward, it's a big step with this kind of injury," Timmins said. "Obviously it's been awhile, but for me to get out there with the boys, it's really fun. I really enjoyed myself out there."

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Avalanche 2019 Draft Class Has West Coast Feel To It

Colorado selected five players with ties to Vancouver and British Columbia

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

It wasn't on purpose, but the Colorado Avalanche's 2019 NHL Draft class had a Canadian West Coast feel to it.

The Vancouver Canucks were the hosts for this year's summer selection, but the Avs might have been the next popular team at Rogers Arena as five of their eight new prospects have ties to the Vancouver area and British Columbia.

The cheers started early for the Avalanche's picks on the first night of the draft on Friday and were a constant throughout the weekend.

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Avalanche Acquires Connauton, Third-Round Pick from Arizona

Carl Soderberg traded to Coyotes

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Kevin Connauton and a third-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Carl Soderberg .

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Avalanche Announces 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule

Colorado opens campaign on Oct. 3 against Flames in Denver, will host outdoor game versus Kings at Air Force Academy on Feb. 15

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The National Hockey League announced its 2019-20 regular season schedule today, with the Colorado Avalanche set to open the campaign on Thursday, Oct. 3, against the Calgary Flames at Pepsi Center. 

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Avalanche Announces 2019 Development Camp Roster

Camp runs from June 25-29

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche announced the 36-man roster for its annual development camp on Monday, which includes all eight players that were selected this past weekend at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver.

Colorado's 2019 draft class includes two first-round selections in defenseman Bowen Byram (No. 4) and forward Alex Newhook (No. 16). The Avalanche also drafted forwards Matthew Steinburg (No. 63), Alex Beaucage (No. 78), Sasha Mutala (No. 140) and Luka Burzan (No. 171), defenseman Drew Helleson (No. 47) and goaltender Trent Miner (No. 202).

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Avalanche Auctions Off Game-Worn Third Jerseys

All proceeds to benefit Kroenke Sports Charities

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Throughout each season, the Colorado Avalanche auctions off game-worn jerseys with proceeds benefiting Kroenke Sports Charities. Now available for the first time this year, is a set of the Avalanche's alternate jerseys, worn during home games against Central Division rivals between Nov. 7, 2018, and Jan. 23, 2019.

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Avalanche Selects Eight Players at 2019 NHL Draft

Colorado chooses five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made eight selections at the 2019 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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Avalanche Selects Trent Miner 202nd Overall

Goaltender was Colorado's fourth selection from the WHL

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

VANCOUVER--The Colorado Avalanche used the No. 202 overall selection in the seventh round, its final pick at Saturday's 2019 NHL Draft, on goaltender Trent Miner.

Miner, 18, spent the 2018-19 season with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League. He had a 24-5-1-1 record, three shutouts, 1.98 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 32 contests during the regular season and a 2.73 goals-against average and .885 save percentage in six postseason games.

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Avs Select Luka Burzan 171st Overall

Forward played for the Brandon Wheat Kings

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--The Colorado Avalanche used the 171st overall selection in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft on center Luka Burzan.

From Surrey, British Columbia, Burzan has spent the last three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors.

Burzan, who is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, had 78 points (40 goals, 38 assists) in 68 games for Brandon in 2018-19. He joined the Wheat Kings in 2017-18 after beginning the year with Moose Jaw.

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